Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Spanish Carlos de Oro published a chapter titled “Between Armed Conflict, Social Awareness and the Neoliberal Market: The Case of Alias María” in Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Resisting Neoliberalism?, eds. Claudia Sandberg and Carolina Rocha (Palgrave Macmillan). He also presented a paper about the same topic at the 2018 annual Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) conference at Vanderbilt University.

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Expertise

Contemporary Latin American Film, Literatures, and Cultures

My academic interests include Latin American film, literatures and cultures, with particular emphasis on Colombia. I am interested in the analysis of film genres and aesthetics, as well as representations of race, class, and gender in contemporary Colombian film and Latin American literatures. My teaching and research mainly address issues related to the conflicting use of Latin American cultural production as an instrument of resistance and denunciation in situations of socio-political conflict. Within this framework, I plan activities that develop language proficiency and focus on issues of diversity and social justice, preparing students to communicate effectively and successfully, and to understand and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. My courses seek to make meaningful connections between academics and the precarities of daily life that impact impoverished and voiceless communities in Latin America.

 

Education:

PhD, Romance Studies, University of Miami, Florida

MA, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, University of Arkansas

 

Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award in the category of tenured faculty

 

 

  • My academic interests include Latin American film, literatures and cultures, with particular emphasis on Colombia. I am interested in the analysis of film genres and aesthetics, as well as representations of race, class, and gender in contemporary Colombian film and Latin American literatures. My teaching and research mainly address issues related to the conflicting use of Latin American cultural production as an instrument of resistance and denunciation in situations of socio-political conflict. Within this framework, I plan activities that develop language proficiency and focus on issues of diversity and social justice, preparing students to communicate effectively and successfully, and to understand and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. My courses seek to make meaningful connections between academics and the precarities of daily life that impact impoverished and voiceless communities in Latin America.

     

    Education:

    PhD, Romance Studies, University of Miami, Florida

    MA, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, University of Arkansas

     

    Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award in the category of tenured faculty